Essex Girl

My second one-woman show, ‘Essex Girl,’ was first scratched at Battersea Arts Centre in February 2018, before previewing as part of Roundhouse’s Last Word festival in June. It is currently being performed around the UK. The next performances are at VAULT 2019 on 7th and 8th March (tickets here).


Maria Ferguson | Essex Girl

“Essex Girl: a young working-class woman from the Essex area, typically considered as being unintelligent, materialistic, devoid of taste and sexually promiscuous.” Collins English Dictionary

Kirsty is a sixteen-year-old girl growing up in ’00s Brentwood. She likes WKD, Elton John, Pie & Mash and Charlie Red body spray. Sheโ€™s on a quest to win Sexy Ricky’s heart and pass her GCSEs. She also has a secret to tell you. One she can’t tell anyone else.

Follow Kirsty’s story through the house parties and Irish pubs of Essex. From West Ham matches to choir practice, pre-drinks to registration, she will tell you what it’s really like to be an Essex Girl.

After two storming performances at the end of January, โ€˜Essex Girlโ€™ returns to VAULT Festival on the 7th and 8th March! Tickets available here.

Shortlisted for Tony Craze Award 2018

Developed with Battersea Arts Centre and Soho Young Company

Directed by Lucy Bairstow โ€ข Photo by Suzi Corker

Fat Girls Don't Dance, Saboteur Award Winner: Best Spoken Word Show 2017, Oberon Books. Essex Girl, shortlisted for Tony Craze Award 2018 at Soho Theatre ๐Ÿผ

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